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Max Scherzer, Pete Alonso propel Mets to key sweep over rival Braves

The NL East cannot be won in August, never mind in one series, even if it is five games. But the Mets are at least giving themselves a little more room to breathe. Strong starting pitching from David Peterson and Max Scherzer, plus standout offensive performances by Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso, fueled the Mets …

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David Peterson, Francisco Lindor power Mets to Game 1 win over Braves

After nearly coming all the way back from an eight-run deficit Friday night, the Mets made things much easier for themselves to start their doubleheader Saturday.  Of course, it helps when Francisco Lindor and David Peterson have the kind of games they did.  The Mets grabbed the lead in the first inning, kept adding to …

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MLB trade deadline superlatives: Weirdest trade, most improved teams and GMs who shined

Have you caught your breath yet? This trade deadline didn’t disappoint. We waited and waited and waited for moves, and then they came, fast and furious. Now that the dust has settled on the 2022 trade deadline and I’ve shared my grades for all 30 teams, let’s have some fun with deadline superlatives. So, here …

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Mets’ new additions erupt for three homers in statement win over Braves

The Mets are whole, playing their best baseball of the season and establishing their promise against a team with postseason bona fides.  They entered a five-game set against the Braves in first place in the NL East, and the Mets will finish the series in the same spot after riding four home runs to a …

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MLB Power Rankings: Where every team stands after the trade deadline

Tuesday’s MLB trade deadline was highlighted by the deal that sent Nationals megastar Juan Soto to the Padres. And San Diego didn’t stop there, nabbing multiple other key players to help boost its chances at making the postseason. However, the Padres weren’t the only team to add elements ahead of the deadline that will impact …

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MLB trade deadline grades for all 30 teams, from Padres (A+) to Mets (C) to White Sox (F)

The 2022 MLB trade deadline will be remembered for the historic Juan Soto blockbuster deal between the Padres and Nationals, but we also saw the team with the best record trade one of its most consistent starters for an injured center fielder. We saw a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in 21 years acquire …

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MLB trade deadline eve primer: Top storylines, rumblings, best-available players

Happy MLB trade deadline eve! Only a few major deals have happened, but that’s about to change. As is always the case this time of year, general managers are busy, working the phones and angling for the best trades. Make sure to follow The Athletic’s trade deadline live blog for full coverage of all 30 …

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